1- What an X-Ray is and what it is used for?
X-Rays are a type of radiation that are used to create pictures of inside your body. Doctors use them to find diseases or problems. For example, X-Rays are often used to check for broken or fractured bones, but have many other uses such as checking for cancer.
2- X-Ray Procedure
The X-Ray procedure at Queensway X-Ray and Ultrasound is quick and simple. Simply walk-in with your X-Ray requisition and we will do the X-Ray as needed, if there are no prior preparations required. There are physicians on duty that can see you after your x-ray if you'd like. Ultimately the X-ray will be reviewed by the Radiologist who will give the final interpretation and provide a typed report to the referring physician.
3- X-Ray Preparation
For most x-rays, there is almost no preparation needed. However, it is best to follow the advice of your physician. Some specific X-Rays need the below preprations:
Pregnant women or women who think they are pregnant should let the radiologist know.
For Gall Bladder:
- Fat Free Supper
- Take Tablets at 7 pm
- Nothing to eat or drink after taking tablets
- NO BREAKFAST
For Stomach & Duodenum:
- Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the evening prior to examination
For Colon (Barium Enema):
- The day prior to examination - Clear fluids only.
- Take Roy-Vac Liquid - follow instructions on package
- Nothing to eat or drink after midnight
NOTE: For afternoon appointment:
- Light Breakfast (no Later than 8am) - Toast, Tea, or Coffee
4- Why Choose Our X-Ray?
We offer a variety of different X-Ray services such as Chest, Spine, Head & Neck, Abdoment, GI Tract, Abdominal, Extermeties, etc. If there is a problem, you can request to see a physician on duty after your x-ray to discuss your issue. They can look over the image as well for any concerns you may have. If there is a serious problem, the physician can refer you to a specialist to help with the problem on hand or provide care for the issue.